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Tourism & Hospitality

Tourism and Hospitality in West Virginia

Sustainable rural tourism development is a complex process.  The WVU Extension Rural Tourism Specialist provides participatory research, planning, and training programs with support of a transdisciplinary team of WVU faculty and students.  Partnerships with Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Resources, Landscape Architecture, Natural Resources Analysis Center, Graphic Design, Public Administration, Business and Economics and other Colleges and Departments at WVU provide a depth of knowledge and expertise strategically targeted to support the development of a sustainable tourism economy in West Virginia.

Featured Programs

West Virginia Welcome Voices of Change Sharing Tucker Tourism First Impressions Recreation Economy Destination Competitiveness

If you have community-based tourism research, training, and technical assistance needs, the WVU Extension Service can help.

Contact Doug Arbogast, WVU Extension Tourism Specialist, to discuss needs, availability and costs.